THE EFFECT OF MOTHER'S KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSION ON THE SUCCESS OF EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING IN THE WORKING AREA OF PUSKESMAS SURANENGGALA, CIREBON DISTRICT, YEAR 2021
Introduction : According to the coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in regencies and cities in West Java, the lowest coverage of exclusive breastfeeding for infants 0-6 months is 20.34% in Bandung Regency, while the highest coverage is exclusive breastfeeding in Tasikmalaya Regency 113.11%. Meanwhile, the coverage of exclusive breastfeeding in Cirebon Regency is 32.79%, with the fifth lowest in regencies and cities in West Java. Methods: Analytical research with 1: 1 case control technique, the population in this study were mothers who had babies aged 6-12 months with a population of 269 people. The samples used in this study were 30 in the case group and 30 in the control group. Collecting data by dividing the case group and the control group, namely the proportional random sampling technique in the control group and the total sampling in the case group. The instrument used was a questionnaire. The data analysis of this research used univariate and bivariate. Results: In the univariate test results on the knowledge variable, it was found that mothers in the majority of cases group had good knowledge, namely 25 mothers (83.4%) and mothers in the control group, the majority had good knowledge, namely 13 mothers (43.3%). While for the variable of maternal occupation the case group did not work as much as 26 (86.7%) and the control group did not work as much as 27 (90%). For bivariate analysis, the results of statistical tests using the chi-square test between the variables of maternal knowledge about breastfeeding and the exclusive breastfeeding variable obtained a p value value of 0.003 (<0.05), the OR value in the comparator was good against 0.260 (0.66-1.028), whereas in the comparison group it was good to less 4,500 (0.418-49.077). In the work variable, the p value is 1.00 (> 0.05) with an OR value of 0.722 (0.147 - 3.545). Mother's knowledge has a 4.5-fold effect on the success of exclusive breastfeeding, while for work there is no effect on the success of exclusive breastfeeding.